Tennis is a hugely popular sport. Tennis is a game that anyone can play from beginners to professionals. There are two main categories of tennis players. They can be classified based on their ability to hit the ball farther than a backhand or forehand. Most often, tennis players have difficulty when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Tennis players also struggle with their backhands due to insufficient knowledge about how to properly position themselves to hit a good backhand down the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is dependent on your grip. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tightly or too loosely and end up hitting the ball too far or making an incorrect contact or having the racket fall off while they swing at the ball. The best way to strike the ball correctly is to keep the racket in the correct position.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand’s swing path should be straight. As you approach the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should be curved towards your top. This is called cut shot or high arc. A low arc or hook starts with a more natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the type of shots you need to master. For example, if you are practicing a technique known as the bank shot your forehand’s swing path will naturally turn toward the top as you move closer to the ball.
Be sure to keep your shoulders squared with the ball. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball as your arms are free to move. When you swing, your shoulders must not move away from the racquet’s socket. It could make it extremely difficult to take the ball back in the event that this happens.
When approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is directed towards your side, and not towards your backside. Moving your arm towards your side can reduce your power and your ability to generate power. In order to get your arm to rotate properly it is essential to hold a firm grip on the club. Having a weak grip can be very dangerous because it could cause you to miss the ball or it could cause you to extend your arm. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is an crucial factor to ensure an effective grip. Tennis beginners tend to be right-handed and have their right hand spread across their body. For beginners the left arm is typically carried over their body. Most coaches advise that you hold the club in a neutral grip or like a baseball position. Holding the club in a neutral position will aid in preventing an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Open stance forehand players tend to have issues with their grip. This issue can be resolved by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players who have open stance forehand should attempt to have a closed grip. This can be accomplished by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant hand should move the racket over their head and above their shoulders. If you’re a right handed player, the racket should face your crotch. If you’re a left-handed player, it should face towards your waist. This will prevent the over-the-head swing or the under-the-shoulder swing from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, ensure that you don’t give any side of your body too much room.